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Scout Adventures Gilwell Park – Event People Lead

Overview of the role

Scout Adventures Events aim to provide a memorable event experience to Young People within Scouting from all over the country. Without the support of a large number of volunteers, Scout Adventures Events would not happen. It is essential to manage staffing in a structured manner to ensure that a sufficient number of staff will be available for all Scout Adventure Events.

The overall responsibility of an Event People Lead is to coordinate volunteers that apply for a position in the Event Volunteer Team whilst carefully monitoring available resources such as accommodation or catering. They should also make sure sufficient staffing and volunteer well-being is being upheld whilst ensuring that everyone is happy and able to deliver the event to the participants.

The Event People Lead will work in partnership with the Centre Support Team, the Event Manager and a range of individuals and teams within The Scout Association such as Volunteer Team Leads and SASUs prior to, during and after the event to ensure sufficient staffing.

The Event People Lead will be the point of contact for Event Volunteers prior to, during and after the event. The role forms the link between the Event Volunteers, the Event Manager and the Centre Support Team. The Event People Lead will work with the Centre Support to improve the staffing process at events. They should also ensure sufficient staffing and volunteer wellbeing is being upheld. The role also requires working in partnership with a wide range of individuals, SASUs and departments within The Scout Association; as well as other Volunteer Team Leads prior to, during and after the event to ensure sufficient staffing.

Person specification

How to apply

Key dates

The closing date for applications and nominations is 30 November. Once the shortlist is drawn up, the interviews are expected to take place at Gilwell Park in early December.  Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the timings and given an outline of the selection process and the format of the interview day. These dates and times can be flexible.



Please fill in the online application form no later than 30 November. Please ensure you read the person specification section and make it clear in your application how you meet these.


Further information

If you require any further information about the process or the roles, please contact Ulrike Stuebner by email at

Event People Lead Job Pack
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Gilwell Park, Chingford, London

Closing date:
Sat, November 30, 2019, 11:59 PM